Candida Diet Myths
There are many myths as to what you really should eat and not eat if you have candida. Many of these are spread because someone heard them from someplace, and as a result everyone seems to think they’re true. These myths can addle anyone, so let me try and bust them.
Myth 1: You should not eat any cultured foods.
I don’t know where people get this from, but this is simply wrong. In fact, you should be consuming lots of cultured foods if you have candida or yeast infections. Cultured foods contain plenty of probiotics, which are cruail in restoring a healthy intestinal flora. If you don’t consume enough probiotics, the candida will continue to flourish and run amok in your intestines.
There is a caveat however. Cultured foods are only beneficial and salubrious if you actually make them by yourself, as opposed to buying them from a supermarket. Take a drink like kefir for example. You will not gain the same benefits buying pasteurized kefir (such as Lifeway kefir) from the market, as you will making them from a kefir kit.
Other cultured foods that are great for candida sufferers are homemade yogurt. Make sure they are unsweetened, and are made from either cow or goat. To sweeten it, don’t add any sugar or honey. Rather, simply add some Stevia, and perhaps some spices such as ginger, or nutmeg. This helps prevents mucuous formation as well.
Last, but not least, sauerkraut is also an extremely health cultured food. Like yogurt and kefir, it helps your bowels, and restores a healthy balance of bacteria.
Myth 2: You should not have any condiments, whatsoever
Another false myth. It’s true you should never put ketchup on your food, but other condiments are perfectly okay such as mustard, fish sauce, olive oil, and ginger. I highly recommend putting horse radish on your food, as it has a reputation of killing those bad yeasts. In addition, tobasco is also great for eliminating candida. Not only do all of these make your food taste good, but it will contribute to getting rid of candida.
Myth 3: Vinegar is bad for you.
This is a very popular myth, and it is just simply wrong. For many years, vinegar has been used by people to cure yeast infections. Vinegar is also used around the house to clean stuff. In fact, many people use it to kill mold and mildew around the house. If you want to do yourself a favor, I would try drinking a cup of diluted apple cider vinegar in lemon water. This solution, when drank or uses as an enema recipe will kill a lot of those yeasts.
Myth 4 : Don’t eat any carbohydrates
Most people believe that eating too many carbs will feed the yeasts. While this is partially true, this doesn’t mean we should avoid all kinds of carbs. In reality, there are some carbs that won’t help feed the yeast, such as grains and rice. These are complex carbohydrates, and for the most part, yeasts will not feed on them.
You still need to avoid bread simply because it contains a substance called gluten (you probably heard how bad it is). Gluten is extremely allergic, and causes ailments such as leaky gut syndrome.
Myth 5: Avoid any foods with yeast
In my post 7 Supplements You need to eliminate candida I explained the many benefits of Nutritious Yeast Flakes. This supplement contains a rich abundance of Vitamin B, which will provide you will a great boost of energy (which is needed when cleansing). Don’t worry about the fact it contains yeast. It will not feed the candida at all!
In reality, as restrictive as the candida diet is, you can actually eat many kinds of foods as long as follow these main principles:
- Prepare your food with substances/spices that kill yeasts such as ginger.
- Ensure you don’t eat any constipation-inducing foods. When foods stay in your colon for too long, they ferment.
- Cook your rice slowly, so that they quickly pass through your digestive system.